glucuronic acid

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noun glu·cu·ron·ic acid \ˌglü-kyə-ˈrä-nik-\

Definition of glucuronic acid

  1. :  a compound C6H10O7 that occurs especially as a constituent of mucopolysaccharides (such as hyaluronic acid) and combined as a glucuronide

Origin and Etymology of glucuronic acid

gluc- + -uronic


First Known Use: 1911


Medical Dictionary

glucuronic acid

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noun gluc·uron·ic acid \ˌglü-kyə-ˌrän-ik-\

Medical Definition of glucuronic acid

  1. :  a compound C6H10O7 that occurs especially as a constituent of glycosaminoglycans (as hyaluronic acid) and combined as a glucuronide


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